J.P. Crawford has evolved into a high-level player throughout the past few seasons.
When he first entered the league in 2017, it was just a matter of time until he would blow up.
When you talk about some of the top players in the league, it’s hard not to mention Crawford.
The talented shortstop already has a Gold Glove Award under his belt and this season he had his eyes set on an All-Star selection.
As the 2021 season progressed, Crawford was making a case for the All-Star ballot.
This brother could not miss the ball at the plate during the month of June. He went on a six-game hitting streak earlier in the month and then not too long after went on a 12-game hitting streak.
Yes, this was all in the same month. He finished June with a .352 batting average with three home runs and 14 RBI.
With those numbers you think he would be a shoe in to make the All-Star team. But unfortunately Crawford did not. The abundance of shortstop talent made him the odd man out.
Not being selected to the All-Star Game had Crawford feeling some type of way. “I was hurt. I still am,” Crawford told mlb.com when he was not selected. “I thought I had a shot to definitely be there. It’s a shame. I really wanted to represent Seattle…”
Though Crawford wasn’t selected to play in the All-Star Game, he knows that there is a lot more at stake this season.
Crawford has emerged as a leader in his third season with the Seattle Mariners. He is becoming a well-rounded, highly-confident player.
“I know I can compete with the best of them now, so I’ve just got to stay healthy,” Crawford said.
“My first game here in ‘19, I was just trying to stay quiet, show these guys what I could do and stay out of the way,” Crawford said. “And now I feel like this is my team. And I feel that energy. Guys come up to me. I want them to come up to me. And I want to be that guy because I’ve always been that leader-type role, and I’m ready for it. This is my team. I want to lead us to the promised land.”
Our MLBbro is ready to help lead his team to the playoffs and he’s determined to build on the success he had during the 2020 season.
Through 96 games, Crawford has a .270 batting average with five home runs and 31 RBI.
Though he didn’t make the All-Star team, Crawford is going to continue to show why he’s one of the top players in the league and he’ll be a Bro you definitely need to know during the second half of the season.